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[spawr-ont, spohr-]
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noun Biology.
  1. (in the sexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) an encysted spore developed from a zygote, which undergoes sporogony to form sporozoites.
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Origin of sporont

First recorded in 1880–85; spor- + -ont
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Historical Examples

  • The zygote or sporont is at first capable of movement and known as an ookinete.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7


sporont in Medicine


  1. An organism or a cell produced by sporogony.
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